ANDERSON, Edwin John
(Service number 8/1923)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 11 June 1887 Place of Birth Albury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Roto, Taumarunui
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. ANDERSON (father), Albury, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 5th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 13 June 1915
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 24 June 1961 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Taumarunui New Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block RSA, Plot 34
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edwin John Anderson was born on 11 June 1887 at Albury, the youngest son of John and Annie (née Middleton) Anderson. He was educated at Albury School.

Edwin married Ellen Mary Margaret Hamilton (known as Helen) in 1919 at Chalmers Church, Timaru. Two brothers of Edwin also served in World War One – the oldest, James Herbert Charles Anderson (45805), and the third, Cecil Bertram Anderson (8/1923).


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 October 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 October 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 October 2020]; Taumarunui New Cemetery burial record (Ruapehu District Council) [23 October 2020]

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